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Conn Camp Challenges Kirby To Tug Of War

Conn Camp Challenges Kirby To Tug Of War

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The winner of the upcoming City election may not be known until November 5th, but people might be able to find out which Ward Six candidate is the strongest on Saturday November 2nd. Steven Conn, who has been trying to coordinate a proper debate with incumbent Alderman Kenny Kirby, threw down a gauntlet of sorts […]

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Pantelides Says City Needs To Do More To Prevent Overcrowding

Pantelides Says City Needs To Do More To Prevent Overcrowding

| October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today, mayoral candidate, Mike Pantelides released a statement expressing his disappointment with the proposed legislation that would add school capacity to the development review criteria. He said it didn’t truly address the problem. “I am glad the City Council is addressing the problem of overcrowded schools as a result of irresponsible development. This is something […]

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My Take On Crystal Spring

My Take On Crystal Spring

| October 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Crystal Spring project is an enormous (by Annapolis standards) project, which, if approved, will have profound impacts on all of Annapolis and its residents, businesses, and visitors. The impacts include the environment, schools, jobs, tax base, commercial growth, senior living, traffic, and property rights; the issues are intertwined and complicated. For most of us, […]

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Getting What We Pay For: Are our school board members underpaid?

Getting What We Pay For: Are our school board members underpaid?

| October 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

Should we apply to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education the maxim that “you get what you pay for”?  Regular school board members earn $6,000/year (the president earns $8,000/year) to oversee an operating and capital budget of over $1 billion, one of the fifty largest public school districts in the United States out of […]

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Scott Shaffer Named Chief Economist For Anne Arundel

Scott Shaffer Named Chief Economist For Anne Arundel

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last week, County Executive Laura Neuman announced the appointment of Scott Shaffer to the position of County Economist – a first for Anne Arundel County. In this new role, Mr. Shaffer is responsible for assisting the Office of the Budget and Office of Finance in their data collection and analysis, so that appropriate metrics can […]

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Cohen And Pantelides Square Off Online

Cohen And Pantelides Square Off Online

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last night at 7pm, Mayor Cohen and challenger Mike Pantelides squared off online. In a first for local politics, the two took to Twitter to answer constituent questions and concerns.  The debate was sponsored by Eye On Annapolis and WRNR Radio and held at Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge. Questions could be submitted live and in […]

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WRNR & Eye On Annapolis To Sponsor Mayoral Debate

WRNR & Eye On Annapolis To Sponsor Mayoral Debate

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

WRNR Radio and Eye On Annapolis will be sponsoring a debate for the two Mayoral hopefuls in the Annapolis election. On Tuesday, October 8th at 7pm, Annapolis Mayor, Democrat  Josh Cohen and Republican challenger Mike Pantelides will square off on Twitter to talk about the issues that are important to you. While Texas’ Senator Ted […]

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BREAKING:  Anne Arundel Resolves Leopold Lawsuit For $110K

BREAKING: Anne Arundel Resolves Leopold Lawsuit For $110K

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

UPDATE:  Anne Arundel County Executive, Laura Neuman issued the following statement through a spokesperson. We are pleased that this case has been resolved and we can put it behind us. This closes a sad and sordid chapter in our County’s history, but serves as the impetus for putting processes in place that guard against this […]

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Minor Adjustment In Primary Results

Minor Adjustment In Primary Results

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

A late night adjustment of the primary results was released late last evening. It did not have any bearing on the results, but some of the percentages on the Republican results changed.  Mike Pantelides captured 65% of the vote, while Bob O’Shea garnered 31%, and Frank Bradley came in with 4%. The revised results are […]

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Annapolis General Election Candidate Information

Annapolis General Election Candidate Information

| September 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

Many readers have asked for a rundown of who is running for what in the upcoming general election.  Here is a list of candidates alphabetically by office. For the most current up-to-the-minute information, please visit the City’s website where you can find each candidate’s campaign finance reports, online voter registration information, ward maps, polling locations, […]

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Annapolis Primary Election Results

Annapolis Primary Election Results

| September 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

These results will be updated throughout the day and evening as they are made available. The results are final, but unofficial until the election is certified which could take several days. There is no reason to believe there were any irregularities or that any provisional or absentee ballots will affect the outcome. On November 5, […]

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Annapolis Election Poll Results

Annapolis Election Poll Results

| September 16, 2013 | 3 Comments

The results are in. With a relatively small sample (312 people), Eye On Annapolis presents the results of a non-scientific Annapolis election poll of readers, followers on Twitter, and “likers” of our Facebook page. As you view the results, remember that these do not necessarily reflect likely voters and is dependent on the respondents being […]

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Some Annapolis Candidates Speak, Most Don’t

Some Annapolis Candidates Speak, Most Don’t

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last month, we sent a survey to every candidate running for office to see where they stood on different city issues–and some fun questions as well. They were all given the same questions and given two weeks to respond.  Of the 19 candidates, only 9 chose to respond. What was interesting is that all but […]

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Bongino Endorses Schuh For County Executive

Bongino Endorses Schuh For County Executive

| September 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Delegate Steve Schuh  announced that he has been endorsed for Anne Arundel County Executive by rising star Dan Bongino, a candidate for U.S. Congress who has built a strong national profile for work as a political commentator. “Steve Schuh’s experience in government, business, education and the non-profit sector make him uniquely qualified to serve as […]

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Neuman Announces Grant Recipients

Neuman Announces Grant Recipients

| August 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman  announced that the Video Lottery Facility Local Development Council (VLFLDC) has selected 11 recipients to receive a total of $100,000 in community support grants, derived from the Maryland Live! Casino gaming tax. “I’m pleased to see organizations in our local area get the financial support they need,” said County […]

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Election Board Allows Kirby To Remain On Ballot

Election Board Allows Kirby To Remain On Ballot

| August 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

In a nearly two hour meeting last night, the Annapolis Board of Elections decided to dismiss the challenges levied against sitting Alderman Kenny Kirby’s candidacy clearing the way for the Alderman to seek a second term in office. Several challenges were presented to the Board of Elections including his residency and his failure to abide […]

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Schuh Racks Up 100 Endorsements

Schuh Racks Up 100 Endorsements

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Delegate Steve  announced that 100 Republican leaders have endorsed his campaign for County Executive. “I am honored to have been endorsed for the primary election by so many conservative leaders who know me for my lifelong commitment to limited government, success in business and service to our community,” Schuh said. “These are folks who have […]

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Directory Of Annapolis Primary Election Candidates

Directory Of Annapolis Primary Election Candidates

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Many readers have asked for a rundown of who is running for what in the upcoming primary election.  Here is a list of candidates alphabetically by office. For the most current up-to-the-minute information, please visit the City’s website where you can find each candidate’s campaign finance reports, online voter registration information, ward maps, polling locations, […]

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Capital-Gazette Takes On AACPS

Capital-Gazette Takes On AACPS

| August 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the last few weeks, the Capital-Gazette (Capital) has flipped from years of mindlessly repeating AACPS talking points to a critical stance, including a news story with multiple, competing sources.  How well did it do? Consider, first, where it is coming from.  During the past year it has printed more than a dozen of the […]

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Neuman Promotes New Appointee To Controller After 3 Months

Neuman Promotes New Appointee To Controller After 3 Months

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

County Executive Laura Neuman today announced the appointment of Julie Mussog to the position of Controller. Mussog, a Certified Public Accountant, with more than a decade in finance and problem-solving, will oversee the County’s Office of Finance. The Office of Finance is responsible for all aspects of accounting, general ledger control, financial reporting, debt issuance, […]

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Paone Files To Retain His Council Seat

Paone Files To Retain His Council Seat

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ward 2 Alderman Fred Paone, many times the lone voice of fiscal sense on the Annapolis City Council, filed last week for re-election. In a speech to supporters, Alderman Paone said, “The last four years have been very rewarding for me and I have enjoyed serving the communities of West Annapolis, Admiral Heights, Homewood, Taylor […]

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Pantelides Opposes Building New Library In Annapolis

Pantelides Opposes Building New Library In Annapolis

| July 22, 2013 | 4 Comments

Mayoral candidate Mike Pantelides stated his opposition to the Anne Arundel County Library Board of Trustees’ proposal to build a $39 million library branch on state-owned property located at Rowe Boulevard and Farragut Road in Annapolis. Mr. Panatelides said, “There is no need to build a new library when the library on West Street is […]

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